On Nov 17, 2007 12:00 PM, <fedora-arm-request(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 14:02:08 +0200
> From: "Rabeeh Khoury" <rabeeh(a)marvell.com>
> Subject: RE: [fedora-arm] activity
> To: "Peter Robinson" <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com>, "Manas Saksena"
> Cc: fedora-arm(a)redhat.com
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> > This is good news. I was going to ask the same question. There's a lot
> > of SOHO NAS boxes coming out that run on the ARM architecture like the
> > DNS-323 ( http://wiki.dns323.info/ ) that have a reasonable speed
> > processor, some ram/flash etc that would be a good target for a mini
> > fedora distro.
> The processor that drives this box is a Marvell SoC 88F5181. There are
> other NAS boxes that are driven by Marvell SoC 88F5182.
> Since the Linux kernel is completely GPLed, you can boot to a small
> firmware like U-Boot and then boot completely off the hard drive.
> Doing that you can start with small Fedora distro and then 'yum install'
> other packages.
FWIW I'm trying to finish up an RFS builder which will hopefully
simplify the task of creating RFSs & initrds for ARM devices. It is
inspired by the livecd work of David Zeuthen and currently uses QEMU
to do most of the work. I hope to release it here before the end of
the year. As usual the last 10% of the work is taking 90% of the